About the Speaker

Dr. Wai-Chi Chan

Dr Chan is a Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong. He is also the Chief of Service of the Department of Psychiatry at both Queen Mary Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) in 1996 and Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists in 2000. In 2016, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK). His research focuses on longitudinal follow-up of older persons to identify the predictors of neurocognitive disorders, prevalence and interventions of behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with neurocognitive disorders, caregiver burden and intervention, interventions for late-life depression and psychiatric epidemiology.
Non-pharmacological interventions for neurocognitive disorders: Highlighting local experience
Neurocognitive disorders are highly prevalent conditions. They affect not only the persons with the disorders but also their families and society at large. While there are recent advances in pharmacological interventions, their efficacy is still under investigation, and they are not widely available for the time being. Non-pharmacological interventions have therefore attracted much research attention. This presentation will review the current views and evidence of the non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive, behavioural and psychological symptoms among persons with neurocognitive disorders. Particular attention will be paid to the studies conducted in Hong Kong to illustrate their effectiveness and feasibility in the local setting.